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What we do

IWGIA works at local, regional and international levels to further the understanding and knowledge of, and the involvement in, the cause of indigenous peoples through:

Documentation and dissemination of information

IWGIA publishes a wide range of books, reports, handbooks, and audio-visual material about indigenous peoples' rights and the human right situation of indigenous peoples around the world.

International and regional human rights advocacy

IWGIA plays an important role in facilitating indigenous peoples' participation in meetings at the United Nations and regional human rights mechanisms.

Local projects

IWGIA collaborates with indigenous organisations in the planning, implementation and monitoring of projects aiming at empowering indigenous peoples to build and develop their own organisations and advocate for their rights.